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Florida Special Election Returns (March 11, 2014, 11:22 PM)
The unofficial totals for the special election in Florida’s U.S. House election are: David Jolly, Republican, 48.5%; Alex Sink, Democrat, 46.7%, Lucas Overby, Libertarian, 4.8%. See this story.
Federal Court Sets Hearing in Ohio Libertarian Ballot Access Case for March 13 (March 11, 2014, 09:45 PM)
U.S. District Court Judge Michael Watson will hold a hearing in Libertarian Party of Ohio v Husted, 2:13cv-953, on Thursday, March 13, at 2 p.m. This is the federal case over whether the Libertarian candidates for statewide office should be removed from the Libertarian primary ballot. The state’s brief, filed on March 11, argues that(More)?
Congress Passes Bill Ending Public Funding for Major Party Presidential Conventions (March 11, 2014, 06:34 PM)
On March 11, the U.S. Senate passed HR 2019 unanimously. It had passed the House on December 11, 2013, by 295-103. It ends public funding for major party presidential conventions, a program that has existed since 1976. See this story. The money will instead be spent for research on childhood diseases. The bill is sponsored(More)?
New Jersey Bill for an Elected Attorney General (March 11, 2014, 01:31 PM)
New Jersey State Senator Peter Barnes (D-Middlesex) has introduced SCR 71, to provide for an elected Attorney General. New Jersey is one of seven states in which the voters don’t choose the Attorney General. If the bill is enacted this year, the voters would vote in November 2014 on whether to change the State Constitution(More)?
David Catania Will be an Independent Candidate for Mayor of Washington, D.C. (March 11, 2014, 12:45 PM)
David Catania, who has been a member of the Washington, D.C. city council since 1997, will run for Mayor as an independent this year. See this story. He was first elected in a special election in 1997 as a Republican to an at-large seat. Because the election was a special election, parties did not have(More)?
Libertarians Enter Two Key U.S. Senate Races (March 11, 2014, 12:15 PM)
On March 8, the Georgia Libertarian Party, which nominates by convention, chose its 2014 candidates. The party is on the ballot for all the statewide offices, but not the district or county offices. The party nominated Amanda Swafford for the U.S. Senate seat. She has twice been elected to the Flowery Branch city council. The(More)?
Libertarian Attorney General Candidate Files Lawsuit in Ohio Supreme Court to be Restored to Primary Ballot (March 10, 2014, 06:42 PM)
On March 10, Steven Linnabary filed a lawsuit in the Ohio Supreme Court, hoping to win a court order that he should be restored to the May 6 Libertarian primary ballot. State ex rel Linnabary v Husted, 14-0359. He is running for Attorney General. The issues are whether his primary petitions are invalid because the(More)?
Here is a Public Policy Poll for the special election for U.S. House in Florida’s 13th district. The poll shows most respondents have already voted. The remainder will vote on Tuesday, March 11. For voters who have already voted, the results are: Alex Sink, Democrat, 52%; David Jolly, Republican, 45%, Lucas Overby, Libertarian, 3%. The(More)?
U.S. District Court Sets Hearing in Ohio Libertarian Primary Ballot Access Lawsuit (March 10, 2014, 01:27 PM)
On March 10, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Watson scheduled a hearing in Libertarian Party of Ohio v Husted, for March 11, at 2 p.m. The hearing will consider the Libertarian Party’s new request, filed March 7, for injunctive relief putting the statewide Libertarian candidates back on the party’s primary ballot. The primary is May(More)?
Article on Working Families Party Suggests Medium Probability that Party Won?t Cross-Endorse Andrew Cuomo (March 10, 2014, 01:13 PM)
This lengthy and interesting story about the Working Families Party, by Sarah Jaffe, covers news about the party across the nation, especially Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Oregon. But perhaps the most interesting part of the story is at the end, where Jaffe analyzes whether the New York branch will cross-endorse Andrew Cuomo for Governor this year.(More)?
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